Localism and Planning
Simon Ricketts, SJ Berwin and Duncan Field, Wragge & Co.
"This book is highly recommended to parties involved in the planning process, from legal practitioners to the landowner, developer, local planning authority and local residents/businesses. It gives each of these parties a great understanding of the context and operation of the new localised planning regime." Brian Risman, October 2012, The Law Journal UK
"Clarity is indeed one of the hallmarks of this book, which, no doubt will become indispensible to anyone involved in- or interested in- planning."  Phillip Taylor MBE, 2012
Most radical reforms to planning finally covered in one book
Localism and Planning looks beyond the political sound bites to examine the practical, legal and administrative implications of the most radical reforms to the UK planning system in 40 years. For the first time, and in one volume, this brand new title brings detailed commentary together on the vast range of legislative and policy changes that amount to the coalition Government’s “localism” agenda for planning reform.
Localism Act 2011 and much more
Localism and Planning sets out and explains the changes introduced by the Localism Act as well as the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the National Planning Policy Framework, the abolition of the regional strategies, and a number of other legislative and policy changes.
Helpful tools and practical guidance
Whatever area you work in, Localism and Planninghas all the practical guidance you need. While the main bulk of the book clearly explains which changes have been made, the final chapter considers what they will mean in practice for developers, local authorities and communities, particularly highlighting how to take advantage of new opportunities and how to tackle new obstacles. Overall this book will help you shift your mindset to work within this brand new system. Most helpfully the book also contains extensive cross-referencing to original source material thus making it an invaluable aid to legal, planning and political research. The comprehensive list of contents and appendices cover every essential area of the planning reforms:
Who should buy this book?
Whether you are a planner, developer, consultant, lawyer, local authority officer, councillor or community activist, the aim of this book is to deliver a clear understanding of what the Government's intentions really mean for you. Those with a political interest in this central part of the Government’s “Big Society” agenda will also find it a useful addition to their library.
The foreword is provided by Hugh Bullock, senior partner at Gerald Eve LLP.
Simon Ricketts (@sricketts1) is SJ Berwin’s UK head of real estate and a partner in its planning and environment group. He is a former barrister with a wide contentious and non-contentious planning, compulsory purchase and local government law practice.
Duncan Field (@FieldDuncan) is a partner in the planning and regeneration team at Wragge & Co and a former barrister. He advises on all types of development projects dealing with related planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and infrastructure issues. He has extensive experience in city centre regeneration, transport infrastructure and judicial review litigation.
ISBN: 978 1 84766 945 2
Publication Date: May-12
Availability: In Print
List price: £75